WRITTEN BY SUSHREE MOHANTY
Cannabis legalization is a hot topic. With the sudden boom in the cannabis industry, legalization at the national level is vital. Last week, President Trump might have dropped a hint about cannabis legalization.
President Trump and cannabis legalization
We all know that President Trump loves discussing and tweeting about topics, especially tariff-related topics. However, he hasn’t really discussed cannabis legalization. Previously, I discussed how cannabis could be an important topic in President Trump’s reelection campaign.
Last week, President Trump might have dropped a hint about his thoughts on cannabis legalization. On August 30, Marijuana Moment reported that President Trump expressed his views. DC Examiner reporter Steven Nelson asked him about federally legalizing marijuana while he is in office. President Trump said, “We’re going to see what’s going on. It’s a very big subject and right now we are allowing states to make that decision. A lot of states are making that decision, but we’re allowing states to make that decision.”
Why is cannabis legalization important at a federal level?
Currently, recreational marijuana is legal in ten states and Washington DC. Notably, 33 states have legalized medicinal marijuana, while 14 states have decriminalized marijuana…
We Recently Received This Question From Mary Regarding Her Mom, So We Had This Written…Not Medical Advice:)
“My mother is 80 yrs old and has Alzheimer’s, and I have heard about CBD oil being beneficial to slowing disease progression. I don’t need medical marijuana services or a card but would like to understand how CBD is used dosed and benefit/risk. I would rather speak to clinicians than dealers or enthusiasts. If you can advise or even send me where I can get safe advise please let me know.
Thank you for your time.
Dear Mary, thanks for your question. We’ll do our best to provide you with actionable answers.
Before we delve into this, we’d like to say that we have readers in a similar situation who are also interested in the potential of medical cannabis to treat Alzheimer’s disease, so we’re not only going to talk about clinical and lab studies related to CBD but to THC as well. Some of the studies mentioned herein involved a combination of THC and CBD.
First off, we’d like to start with a caveat…
This is an interesting twist to the avalanche of states passing legislation legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana nationwide. It seems Texas lawmakers have inadvertently made it damn near impossible to file charges against those found to be in possession of marijuana — which, in some counties, at least, is as good as legalizing it.
Texas is renowned for its harsh drug laws. In fact, more than sixty thousand Texans were arrested on charges related to marijuana possession in 2017 — a whopping eight percent of total arrests. Now, thanks to new hemp legislation, that number is dropping fast.
So it’s a hemp bill. What’s the harm?
In 2018 U.S. lawmakers passed a federal Farm Bill which removed hemp from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of Schedule I controlled substances. Hemp, as you probably know by now, is the same plant as marijuana, but hemp is bred to be essentially devoid of THC, the intoxicating compound found in pot.
In an effort to take advantage of the situation and begin building a hemp market in the state (after four score decades of prohibition), Texas lawmakers passed bill H.B. 1325, legalizing the cultivation, processing, sale, and possession of hemp. However, they never dreamed that they would be causing such…
How To Get Started Growing Your Own Medical Marijuana In MO
Growing marijuana in Missouri can get you in super big trouble — that is unless you’re a card-holding medical marijuana patient or caregiver.
In this post, we’ll talk about the conditions under which you can legally grow marijuana in Missouri. We’ll also cover the stiff penalties you could face if you grow your own pot without meeting those conditions or if you exceed the limits set by law. And finally we’ll talk about actually getting growing.
The short of it is that medical marijuana patients in Missouri are permitted to have up to 18 plants growing on their own property — six flowering plants, six non-flowering plants, and six seedlings or clones. Frankly, there’s no reason anyone should need to exceed that limit if they’re doing a proper job of growing cannabis.
To put things in context, let’s look at a little backstory to see how we got here.
Medical Marijuana In Missouri
The clear winner in the November 2018 nationwide midterm elections was cannabis. The election brought the number of states with medical marijuana programs up to 32 (now 34). That day, Missouri residents passed a ballot measure known as Amendment 2 with a two-thirds mandate officially establishing a medical marijuana program in the state…